Thursday April 25, 2019-The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has cleared Deputy President William Ruto’s Koilel firm for the irregular supply of grains to the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) in 2017. 

According to NCPB managing director Albin Sang, Ruto’s firm and 11 other farmers, who were also cleared by EACC, will be paid Ksh200 million within one week after the Strategic Food Reserve made a commitment to release the money. 

Reports indicate that the 12 were put under investigation by the EACC over suspected bungled supply of maize to the board in order to benefit from a Government price of Ksh3,200. 

Their payment was frozen after suspicions that they bought maize elsewhere and sold it to the NCPB, which had been restricted to buy grains from farmers.

Ruto’s firm supplied 6,000 bags of maize for Ksh19.2 million and told the EACC it produced the grains from its 430-acre farm in Uasin Gishu.

The firm allegedly bought maize cheaply from Ugandan farmers for sale to NCPB at the expense of poor local farmers.

The DP in record dismissing the Directorate of Criminal Investigations for investigating corruption scandals, saying he should leave the investigations to EACC.



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